A division of the Camden Park catalogues that is poorly defined. Annuals and perennial herbs were included here. This is retained but Annuals are also separately identified.
An erect or trailing herb or sub-shrub, depending on the variety, with variable but usually lobed leaves. The subspecies moschatus has single yellow flowers with a dark purple basal spot. Subspecies tuberosus is a trailing plant with red flowers and an underground tuber. The plant dies back to this tuber in the dry season, emerging again with the wet season. [FNSW, internet sources]. Widely cultivated in tropical regions.
For information on the species see Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. A number of colour forms have been recorded in the several subspecies, from near white through yellow to deep red, but I have found no reference to a form with double flowers.
Frost tender deciduous climber, the leaves consisting of numerous pairs of oblong leaflets, and red to pale purple, rarely white, flowers in spring, followed by oblong pods, to 6cm long. To 3.5m. [RHSD, Hortus].
Fully hardy, slow-growing perennial with rosettes of lance-shaped, silver-margined, blue-grey leaves and spikes of pink flowers in midsummer. To 8cm. [RHSE, Hortus].
Fully hardy, clump-forming perennial with obovate, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves, and 1m long racemes of white flowers with purple-shaded bracts in summer. To 1.5m. [RHSE, Hortus].
Fully hardy herbaceous plant with small white flowers in dense, flat corymbs. There are many garden cultivars with rose, red or yellow flowers. To 90cm. Tendency to be invasive but easily controlled. [RHSE, Hortus].
Fully hardy herbaceous plant with pinnatifid leaves and large flower heads bearing corymbs of white flowers on long, sometimes branching stems. To 90cm. [RHSD, Hortus].
Unidentified species, but perhaps Achillea sibirica Ledeb. subsp. mongolica (Fisch. ex Spreng.) Heimerl, which see. This first appeared in the 1850 cataologue.
Frost tender herbaceous perennial with opposite, wrinkled ovate leaves, to 5cm or more long, and single, axillary fox-glove-like violet flowers. To 90cm. [RHSD].
Frost tender epiphytic perennial with funnel-shaped rosettes of broadly strap-shaped, bright green leaves and red stems bearing branched inflorescences of 2-5 red and violet flowers in summer. To 50cm. [RHSE].
Frost-tender, trailing evergreen perennial with ovate leaves and axillary clusters of tubular orange-red to scarlet flowers, to 5cm long, in summer. To 30cm. [RHSD, Hortus].
Frost-tender. Semi-trailing perennial with oval, light green leaves, with dark marbling above and red beneath, and solitary, axillary, greenish-yellow flowers, with maroon-or brown-tinged throats, from summer to winter. To 60cm by 90cm. [RHSD, Hortus].
Frost-tender, robust, trailing, evergreen, epiphytic perennial with ovate leaves, to 16cm, and terminal clusters of dark red flowers, with orange-red lobes and a distinctive black-margined blotch, in summer. To 80cm. [RHSD, Don].
A frost-tender, trailing evergreen perennial shrub with lance-shaped leaves, to 10cm, and usually terminal clusters of large, drooping, crimson-scarlet and orange flowers in summer. To 25cm spreading. [RHSD, Don].
Frost-tender, epiphytic climber with thin, rooting branches, oval, toothed, dark green leaves and terminal corymbs of 6-8, hooded, bright red flowers with a yellow throat from summer to winter. [RHSE, Hortus].